– Santa Fe art collective Meow Wolf has announced that they will match art grant funds donated to Sunburn 2017 — a regional Burningman event held in Jemez, New Mexico this year from June 29 to July 2. Sunburn will extend their art grant deadline by two weeks to get the additional funds into the community and has invited Meow Wolf artists to apply for grants and bring their art to the regional Burn.
“Burningman culture is spreading far and wide through the Regional Burn Network,” said Christopher Blaz, Burningman Regional Contact and President of NMSPF90, the New Mexico region’s LLC. “With art giant Meow Wolf’s matched grant funds, we’re able to scale up our support of local artists to push the boundaries of creativity further at Sunburn. Meow Wolf and the Burningman Project share many principals including big art, communal effort, radical self expression and participation-focused interactive art. Together, we cultivate a fantastic world.”
Sunburn has money to give away to artists and makers of all sorts in exchange for illuminating the event with their talents. Grants are typically $100 to $500 and are meant to match artists’ own contributions toward the project. Deadline for applications is June 18th but Sunburn won’t necessarily wait to start dispersing funds.
Artists may apply for grants online here.
“After meeting with the Sunburn team, this was an easy decision for us,” said Meow Wolf CEO Vince Kadlubek. “The time is now for New Mexico to take everything to a higher level and we know that community art and artists as exemplified by Sunburn will lead the way.”
About Meow Wolf Meow
Wolf is a multidimensional arts production company that creates immersive experiences to transport audiences of all ages into fantastic realms of exploratory storytelling. The result is a synthesis of mystery house, children’s museum, quantum physics, jungle gym, magic and mesmerizing art exhibit. The Meow Wolf Art Complex is home to Meow Wolf’s first permanent installation, House Of Eternal Return. https://meowwolf.com/
Sunburn is a NM Burners cultural movement based on the 10 principles of Burningman and a quest to experiment our ideas within community. This event is a temporary village that you make by participating in the experiment of radical expression and do-ocracy. Leave your money at home because we are a gift economy. Gift what you have to share and you will always find what you need. We collaborate. We are inclusive, creative, connective, and activated. We welcome all players, new and old, to enjoy together what we call “the burn.” https://nmsunburn.com/